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Subject: Re: the sleep timer

Re: the sleep timer

From: alex wallis <>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2008 13:47:23 -0000

> alex wallis wrote:
>> hi list, I have just been having a few thoughts about the sleep timer.
>> I was wondering, is there any interest in reviving patch 8630 to allow
>> the last used value of the sleep timer to be saved to the cfg file?
>> I asked about this some time ago, and nobody liked the idea, but I don't
>> think anyone clearly stated why.
> I liked the idea, and I still like it.
>> Also, I think a good feature for the sleep timer would be to have the
>> player make a warning beep say a minute before it was due to shut down,
>> and at that point you could hit a given key stroke to reset the sleep
>> timers value back to what you originally had it set to, so say you set
>> the sleep timer for 45 minutes, you press this button and you get another
>> 45 minutes. I guess you could think of it like a snooze function.
>> As at the moment, there is no way to override the sleep timer should you
>> wish to.
> Isn't there a risk that the beep wakes you up when you have fallen asleep?
> Linus
ok maybe not a beep, what about some kind of voice feedback message?
i no i'm probably shooting myself in the foot hear, but I can see one
problem with that, and that is of course that audio playback and voice don't
get along too well when the voice tries to speak when the audio is playing.
perhaps a solution for this could be that the player could automatically
pause the file you were listening to, say the voice message and then resume
another idea could be though to make the snooze function an optional setting
like a yes no option to enable or disable it, so people could chose to have
the ability to override the sleep timer or not as they wish.
personally i'd still like a beep warning before shut down, but that could be
another setting, so you could chose if you wanted to be notified by beep or
voice message.
Received on 2008-10-31

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